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energy, the same co2 emission. the end of our planet is possible. but there is an enormous chance for us. what they need our products with lower energy consumption. what they need our energy efficient products. who could better develop this than the united states and the europeans, in cooperation together. to combine innovation on climate change with industry and production. that is possible, but only if we are live. therefore i am in favor of a trade agreement. asked what other obstacles there are. a lot of europeans doubting, but i saw better ground here in the united states, in ohio, and i saw for the first time in a swing state, the co2 question played a major role in the election concerning the coal mining question. to avoid any other misunderstanding, i know what it means to close a coal mine for 35,000 inhabitants, most of them employed in the coal mine. when you close down the coal mine, it was an economic disaster. but today, the coal mine is closed down and you have an economically flourishing city. so it is possible to step away from a traditional industrial structure, with pu
points. now down 63. energy names like exxonmobile and chevron weighing on blue chips has oil pares back. hmo's like united health also a drag on the dow as you see. nine names that are just green, that's it. markets had been torn between solid manufacturing we got here in the u.s. this morning, october durable goods orders, big gigantic items that are supposed to last more than three to five years, washing machines, that number came in ahead of expectations in october rising to five month high. if you include things like cars and trucks and then take out airplanes, out of the equation, that's what happened. we did get some relief for greece. finance ministers say yes to the next installment of loans essentially kicking the can down the road one more time, but for the moment the markets like it. a washington, a fly in the ointment, deal negotiations have stalled. senate majority leader reid says little progress is being made so the fiscal cliff remains a distinct possibility come january 1st, keeping some buyers on the side lines as well. that's what you see here. coming up, governors ca
about the energy boom. "washington journal" next. host: good morning, it's wednesday, november 21. president obama returns to the white house this afternoon following his tour of asia. secretary clinton is on the ground in the mideast, meeting with israeli, egyptian, and palestinian officials in an effort to bring an end to the ongoing violence in the gaza strip. yesterday's fed chairman ben bernanke issued warnings to u.s. leaders negotiating over the so- called fiscal cliff about the serious financial impact looming on the horizon. that's where we begin this morning. how confident are you about the state of the u.s. economy? what steps are you taking to prepare for the potential impact if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff? give us a call this morning. you can also catch up with us on all your favorite social media sites, twitter or facebook. or e-mail us. thismorning to you on wednesday, november 21. we are talking about federal reserve chairman ben bernanke's comments yesterday about the fiscal cliff, and getting your thoughts on bthe u.s. economy. and this headline -- also, i
government has come up with an outline of a new green energy plan. it's trying to put an end to nuclear power generation by the 2030s. cabinet ministers involved in shaping the country's energy policy got together on tuesday. they set a target to allow commercial use of wind-generated power sometime after 2015. they also decided to try by 2030 to set up a system that will automatically control and save energy use in all households in the country. the government has been trying to draft a green energy plan since september, hoping to put it together by the end of the year. but it's uncertain whether this target will be met. that's because the lower house has been dissolved and a general election is scheduled for next month. >>> eurozone finance chiefs have finally reached an agreement on a greek bailout. they have also decided to offer 43.7 billion euros or about $57 billion in loans. the decision came after 12 hours of talks in their third round of meetings this month in brussels. >> i'm pleased to announce that today we reached a political agreement on the next disbursement to greece. let me
wal-mart or target, they want to spend a lot of time and energy putting forward what they're going to do. look at electronics, and there's nothing new other than items in the electronics market. and those that spend a lot of time advertising and extended hours earlier again, are the winners. tracy: is that why apple is putting stuff on sale? >> i can speak for management but if i was a retailer and i didn't participate in this unless you are in the luxury end of the market you may miss out. and their product being sold in other locations being taken advantage of. tracy: there is no hot anything this year rather than electronics. >> cellphones and other interesting items, and -- tracy: my kid asked for sneakers. >> and moccasins and boots and fragrances hot item this year and fashion accessories. it is the same things. and discounted to get some good deal. tracy: and the tv purchases. >> we approve this every year over and over. good deals are had during the black friday weekend by the black holiday season, best deals are after a holiday and sometimes after a super bowl. that is whe
with tech and materials and energy or industrials and energy leading the way. but again i'm not sure it has the conviction. that being said, you go back to the risk. what happens with greece, what happens with spain and what happens here in the u.s. with the fiscal cliff. there are still a lot of concerns out there despite positive news like the improvement in german business confidence and the signs we see strengthen china as well. >> mr. skeptic, what would make you bullish in this market right now? >> bill, it's fascinating. today we talk about employment trying to turn around and we see people walking out of their jobs at walmart on the biggest day of the year. i want to see a change in total attitude in this country, not just some housing numbers, not just a blip up in employment. we've got a structural problem with our mentality. that's what it would take me to get majorly bullish on the market. >> what specifically are you talking about here? i get the employment thing but what would make this -- what structural change you talking about? i don't get what you're saying here. >> well,
, multinational leader on a whole range of issues from energy to climate change and we look forward to working with mexico not only on regional issues but also on global issues. >> we also share a very important vision, a vision of creating more jobs. we know this is very important not only for the american people but also for the mexican people. for both our nations. but not only that, we also have the opportunity to integrate north america to be participating in this part of the world. >> suarez: their most immediate challenge may be the surge of drug violence in recent years. outgoing mexican president calderon wage war on the cartels at a cost of 60,000 dead over six years. but last summer, pena nieto told the newshour's margaret warner there has to be a better way. >> it is very clear after several years of this fight on drug trafficking we have more drug consumption and drug use and drug trafficking. that means we're not moving in the right direction. things are not working. i'm not saying that we should legalize it. it's exactly the opposite. i'm against legalization. but with the count
? guest: besides health care, you touched on a couple of things. energy independence. high energy costs impact seniors more than any other segment in society. we have said we need to develop our own domestic energy sources. i read recently where the united states will surpass saudi arabia in oil production in a few more years. we have so many energy resources at our disposal, shale energy. fracking up in pennsylvania, new york, north dakota. hydraulic fracking has been around 55 or 60 years, but it has been too expensive. with new technologies, a can and does produce oil and natural gas. we have it would hundred year supply of natural gas. our over dependence on oil resources from unfriendly nations, we call that a clear and present danger to the national security. we think it is a clear and present danger to the economic security. we have to bring down the cost of energy. on top of that, the taxes during the fiscal clef. tax's impact seniors more than any segment. there is a tax called the estate tax. we call it the death tax. a lot of seniors are impacted by that. we are keeping an ey
the middle class with an energy tax and eventually, a value-added tax. he wants to have a conversation about a meaningless and small, but damaging dax on high income people and on savings and investment. what his real goal is in fact an energy tax on the middle class and we need to focus on and where are you getting the 8 billion dollars that you're talking about, trillion, trillion, trillion, i'm sorry, 8 trillion. stuart: we heard you. you know, grover, that c-span idea, that's a really, really good idea because the president did say he wanted that all those years ago. >> yeah. stuart: grover, i'm sorry i'm out of time, but i know you're going to be coming back between now and january the 1st and we welcome your return. thanks, grover. >> have a good time. take care. stuart: thanks, sir. in the middle east, a terror attack in tel aviv, a bomb on a bus exploded across from a military headquarters, at least 20 people wounded. this comes as secretary of state hillary clinton continues cease-fire talks between israel and gaza's militant hamas rulers. clinton held talks with palestinian preside
in energies and metals. let's go to sharon at the nymex. >> brent crude is the benchmark in light of what we're seeing in the israel gaish gaza conflict. once again, the contract showing the most momentum in the oil market. up $1 here on the bus explosion in tel aviv. yesterday was all about potentially a creaease-fire in israel/g israel/gaza conflict. now we're focused on more violence and whether that will escalate and spread regionally and impact oil flows in the region. we're looking at what's happening in europe. and the fact there's been no agreement there on the greek bailout deal is something that could potentially put pressure on prices and it's a reason why we're still not at the highs we saw on monday in terms of the oil price. we're continuing to watch the supply picture as well. we'll get the information from the energy department at 10:30. the american petroleum industry report showed declines across the board. that was bullish for prices as well. in terms of natural gas that report comes out at noontime today, a day earlier because of the thanksgiving holiday. we are looking a
. >>> fears of the fiscal cliff we're talking about right now, weak demand dragging down energy prices today. sharon epperson at the nymex. >> oil prices are falling waiting for more news to come out of the recent range. we are looking at a decline in crude oil, the wti contract and brent crude prices. the fact we're still waiting for a deal in greece, the fact we're waiting for major economic news here in the u.s. and the fact we're still waiting to see what wloo this truce holds between israel and hamas, all of these are factors traders are watching. natural gas is the big story in the energy complex because it fell by more than 4%. the biggest plunge in 15 weeks. traders looked at the map of the country and saw warmer temperature as head. a reason for selling pressure. back to you. >> sharon, thank you very much. let's get to this stock that just will not die. we're talking about research in motion. shares have been higher after cibc raised its rating on the company. it's the latest upgrade for this left for dead stock, which rallied over 50% in a month ahead of its new operating system l
very far. political energy-wise i don't think it serves the critics of the obamacare law to fight this out. this is the law of the land, here to stay. the president won re-election. there's no realistic chance of this being offer the books in the foreseeable future. i think they have to change really the focus of trying to take down this law. >> greta: a.b., you can talk about that, or the fact that jill kelley, the socialite in tampa in the petraeus/broadwell spat has had her honorary counsel pulled by the country of south korea. >> it's devastating, absolutely. >> greta: devastating? >> really is, but i need to add to the healthcare, because republicans know they'll not going to get a repeal bill with president obama re-elected, but conservative opposition to this has not softened at all, and looking to target implementation, implementation of this law. it's going to be very difficult. everyone looks how the benefits will kick in, and obamacare supporters believe it will just grow more popular. we saw on election night, it was split perfectly down the line, those who wanted a re
, of course, the controversy involving the energy drinks, shares ring off the highs, still up almost 12 1/2%. goldman sachs says that the fda response to letters sent by two senators on the safety of those energy drinks will likely be benign as far as regulatory concerns go. >>> facebook shares have been on a tear lately up more than 30% the past couple of weeks so has the social media giant finally convinced investors that it's worth a second look? >>> plus you can the chevy volt still struggling to make inroads with buyers but gm now doubling down with a big bet on electric. phil lebeau live at the l.a. auto show. phil? >> i'm sitting in the all-new chevy spark ev. at a time when electric car sales are struggling in the u.s. you is this the right time for gm to roll out an all-electric compact car? that story coming up on "power lunch." sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you th
foreign companies including a and gary and energy group. >> and here is the former soviet union's once formidable air fleet and what remains when a pilot recently discovered a decommissioned plant on an airfield in siberia and it was about to be scrapped. >> at the restored it twin- engine is one of a few of the types still capable of flight and the new owner has big plans. >> prepare a for takeoff. 1950's style. turning the propeller by hand to ensure the distribution of engine oil. in the cockpit, the throttle controls are checked and then ready to go. the old twin vote engine and could actually take to the air now, but this is a dry run. >> did you hear that engine sputtering? in these temperatures coming any day hereunder the engine to warm them up. >> this plan is 53 years old and still probably bears the soviet union subscriptions. it originated in saxony. today, the crew is a group of retired pilots from st. petersburg. they have all had a long love affair with flying and with this plane. >> i saved her and i fulfilled my own dream. now we are doing her up again and we want to t
years. he began channelling his energy into making art. he fashioned the rattlesnake from a mesquite branch he found. many internees have recalled how his fortitude and endurance helped keep them going. >> it's a reflection of himself, right. so it would be strength of his own personality or of a human being in general. >> reporter: most of the pieces in the exhibition had never been put on show until recently. >> this one is a mockingbird. >> reporter: they were gathered by delphine, a third-generation japanese-american. she was prompted to do this after coming across a small wooden proof while organizing her mother's mementos. her mothered a rarely talked to her about the internment camp. and she began wondering why. >> this is a little coat hanger. >> reporter: as she began talking with other people about their experiences, she began to understand why her parents had barely mentioned the camps. they didn't want their children to feel negative about america, the country where they were growing up. this too arose out of the japanese mindset of gaman. >> i'd like for them to think of
good energy in this whenever you combine a cold low out of the gulf with this warm subtropical stream. that's why tomorrow it wouldn't be a surprise if we were to see a few thunderstorms around the bay area, as well. so lightning would not be out of the question when it all arrives tomorrow morning. we'll get a bead on the timing in a minute. it also has implications for tahoe which has forecast highs tomorrow in the low 40s. winter weather advisories are posted all day tomorrow. snow level down to 7,000 feet. we'll get up to 8" of snow from this and southerly winds in the mountains to 60 miles an hour. this is the model that shows how the atmosphere should behave so this is today, clouds, clouds, clouds. this is about midnight. now, watch, bang! right about 6 a.m. and again a second wave comes in about 9:00 to noon tomorrow. after that, we get this, clearing behind all of it by the afternoon. but when we do get hit, we'll get hit hard tomorrow. forecast highs in the low 60s for us today. in the extended forecast, watch... wednesday, rain and wind clearing up by the afternoon. thursda
latest news in energy. mary thompson is at the nimax. energy all over the map. >> that's right. this morning we have the energy complex that's mixed. we did see initial support to crude oil from that greek deal but that quickly dissipated. dollar strength keeping pressure on crude today. traders of course keeping watch on tensions in the mid easts s but because that provides pressure to crude oil. those are some of the factors at play today. look at the rest of the energy complex, december contracts for gasoline, heating oil, as well as nat gas expire today. natural gas continuing the decline from yesterday after it came under pressure because of a warm forecast for the month of december. checking gold prices. they are pulling back today. expect volatility later as well because of december contract expires. david, back to you. >> all right. thanks very much, mary thompson. i wanted to look at two of the companies involved in the largest deal of the day. that is the $6.8 billion acquisition announced this morning by conagra who has been trying to buy ralcorp for the last couple
for investors next year, and the world and the united states wants to be energy independent. the oil and gas, mlps, more of a commodities play. it's a good -- it's a good solid performer. returns 100% the past three years. it will continue about a 4% dividend. david: david, you know, you think the fed will continue to print money no matter what, and a lot of it, and you are in commodity plays. oil, you like marathon oil and kenroy's gold. explain what they do. >> kenross, one of the five or six majors, selling at the largest discount to all the majors out there. there's a ton of reserves, and, basically, they stumbled over the last couple years taking a toll on the stock, but reserves are so good, and they run the business now for cash low. as long as you continue to print money, the inverse of printing money is gold. these are the printing presses for gold. it's a turn around candidate. david: i have to ask about one of the picks, arch coal. there was a runup in coal thinking romney had a chance to beat president obama because he was for coal. you're still for arch coal although romney lost
. more energy. >> as the workload increases, so does the stress. >> do you ever dream about work? >> i have dreamt about work, yes. i've dremp about picking items. >> sometimes items are simply too far apart to walk. >> this is the biggest fulfillment center. it's the equivalent of 28 football fields. which explains why some employees need tricycles to get around. >> with this year's holiday season expected to be their biggest one yet, amazon has brought in 50,000 additional workers. >> have fun, work hard. >> and online race that depends on the human touch to fulfill those holiday wishes. diana al via air, nbc news, phoenix. >> and we'll have plenty more coverage later on the show. >>> meanwhile americans were out shopping early and on which this weekend. the national retail federation says an estimated 139.4 million consumers hit the stores or shopped online between thursday and sunday. they spent an average $423 for a total of 59.1 billion, up nearly 13% from 2011. com score says online sales stopped $1 billion for the first time on black friday. >>> president obama even got in on t
initiatives, the one i think about is climate change and energy legislation. we see some consensus on fiscal issues and some on immigration. what i wonder about is the climate and energy stuff when you still have a house of representatives where a lot of people just don't believe in global warming. i don't know how you get to a deal on that. >> let me pick up on that. you mentioned climate change and the dream act. of course the democrats and president obama had a majority on the dream act and passed it in the house. it was only that it was filibustered, right? so when does that fury over a system that gives you majorities but not legislation, when does that get into this mix? >> i'm not sure that abates. the animus that drove the hostility and resistance of the president is still present. look at the laundry list john mccain gave you. immigration reform and abortion. yeah, you got that black vote on lock, don't you. and look, because they want to continue tone gauge in voter suppression. now let me just put that on the table. the reason african-american people are not seen as a likely vote
strength and weakness. lower sectors today, teleco and energy dragging us down. take a look at s&p 500 top five laggers, impossible to ignore some retail names on that list. we saw some strong sales out of black friday but caution in the marketplace as analysts are saying, you need to see that strong sales trend continue throughout the rest of the season. not just on one or two days. it was nordstrom and macy's we were watching. coach was on the list for a better part of the day. cabot oil and gas selling off with the broader energy complex. meantime on the flipside we did have our s&p 500 top gainers. of course a lot of those names included names traded here at the nasdaq. ebay was one of the big gainers, gaining on hopes today that it will catch up with amazon on cyber monday. of course, those numbers will be tallied up within the coming days. best buy was also seeing strength on that as well. last but not least, first solar knocked apple out of one of those spots there, out of the last spot. of course, apple was a stock that was contributing to the positive momentum on the nasdaq today.
today as investors take a little bit more of a defensive approach to trading today. energy is the weakest sector in particular. we're seeing weakness in a lot of the natural gas stocks. there's some forecast for warmer weather in the month of december and that is hitting that group today. again energy the leading sector to the downside. >>> mary mentioned the nasdaq and technologies. let's go to the nasdaq where jackie deangelis is following the big movers over there. >> as mary said, the nasdaq just popping in positive territory but ever so slightly. still performing better than the dow and the s&p today. amazon.com posting some gains today after it was the most visited retail site on black friday. online sales for black friday estimated to have surpassed a billion dollars for the first time ever. mobile devices driving 15% to those sales and the ipad driving nearly 90% of tablet traffic. apple seeing a gain of better than 2% today. meantime as cyber monday is well under way, ebay is on the move and best performer on the nasdaq 100. closing to close its gap with amazon as
and was completely unexpected and they got out in time before anyone was hurt. black elk and energy as stop the search for a person that was missing. they're wrong about flow of the philippines was employed by grand isle ship yard. they said tuesday night they would focus on the victims and their families including those injured in the incident. 42 year-old elroy corporal was found over the weekend. 4 people remain in the hospital with injuries. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> violence rages between how moss israel. a teenage boy has found a way to give citizens a warning to take cover in case of a rocket attack. it is a new app called color red. it has been down loaded more than 130,000 times. the 13 year- old boy behind the idea lives in brushy but. the act has worked so well even the israeli government is urging people to download it. >> watching wall street is a fairly quiet trading day today. the chinese company has a lot to give thanks for in america. other going public in the md united states using $82 million they be doing today. they have a social platform th
. the selling pressure showed up in the telecommunication sector, falling 1%. the energy and consumer staples sectors also fell. with so much focus on consumers and spending over the weekend, grocery stocks led the consumer sector lower today. super markets safeway and whole foods were down 3.2% and 3.1% respectively. kraft foods fell 2.1%. kraft trades below the price it was at when it split off its snack foods operations. it was a mixed day for retail stocks despite generally positive returns for the big national chains over the weekend. macy's fell 4.5%. the stock hit a six month high last week in anticipation of the holiday season. nordstrom dropped 4.1%. volume more than doubled. both nordstrom and macy's were among the worst s&p 500 stocks today. after falling to more than a decade low last week, best buy bounced 6.7%. volume was heavy as traders pointed to short covering, when those betting the stock would fall have to buy to cover their positions. apple helped pull up the major indices in which it is included. the stock continues rebounding from its autumn sell-off. shares regained 3.
with president obama at the white house. nieto wants to talk about trade, manufacturing, energy deals between mexico and the united states. wolf blitzer sat down with him for an interview a couple of hours ago. more on that in a bit. mexico's president-elect wants to update the conversation between his country and the united states. he's talking about the drug wars, security, immigration, all of those things on the agenda. millions of people in both countries are affected by the decisions that he and president obama make and it's time to redirect the relationship. how do they do it? cnn contributor ruben navaret. you wrote a to-do list for both leaders. what does the new president of mexico, what does he need to do? >> right. i think, suzanne, one of the thing his needs to do is reframe the relationship and redefine the paradigm. the case that mexico comes to the was asks for certain things, recently for $1.4 billion in funding under the initiative to help fight the drug war. i think the conversation needs to turn around and mexico needs to start saying what it's going to offer the united sta
million; just under 1.8 billion shares traded on the nasdaq. the energy sector fell 1%. the financial sector lost nine tenths of a percent, and telecommunications continues moving down, falling another seven tenths of a percent today. the big corporate news was in the food business. as suzanne reported earlier, conagra finally has a deal to buy ralcorp, and both stocks jumped to new highs. the target, ralcorp, shot up 26.4%, closing just below the buyout offer at $90. in a sign of enthusiasm for the deal, the buyer, conagra, saw its shares jump 4.7% to its highest price in more than a decade. all the holiday spending on televisions and mobile devices looks to be helping corning. it makes glass used in screens for electronics. the company raised its fourth quarter forecast. corning expects its specialty glass business to make up for declines in other products. shares rose 6.9%, volume tripled. green mountain coffee is best known for the k-cup single serve coffee. the company has seen big new competitors like starbucks get into the market, but green mountain continues selling plenty of
're going to get into the snow. morristown, new jersey, for example. but, with this line, a lot of energy with it, could see some severe weather. look at birmingham, down toward montgomery, all heading eastward, atlanta, georgia, will be slow go. no question this afternoon at the airport. things will really slow down. jackson all the way down to the gulf coast, new orleans, waiting, looking, watching the skies darken and those clouds lower as they head toward you. so here's the big picture, the purple is where we are seeing winter weather advisories, one to three inches. and you can see right here northwest new jersey, southeastern pennsylvania, that's where really the snow will be, 1 to 3 inches, potentially a stripe of 2 to 4. as we watch it move across, really just a one-day affair. it will be done by tomorrow morning. so there it goes. snow for today. you guys? >> all right, alexandra steele, thank you. >> yeah. seven minutes past the hour. she was a hero who had actually cheated death before. a brave former mayor in mexico who famously stood up to drug cartels. she was found dead. he
pushed more nor economic reforms and including overhauls of energy and tax laws. >>> supreme court could decide whether to take up the issue of gay marriage this week. the court is set to hold a closed door conference on friday where they can decide whether they will hear any of five challenges to the defense of marriage act or the prop 8 case. the odds are good they will accept one of those cases and the prop 8 case. california's prop eightle limited that to a marriage of man a a woman. >>> they can help you buy a powerball ticket. no one matched all sucks numbers and now it will jump to 325 million to an estimated $45 million for the next drawing slated for wednesday. it is the biggest jackpot in powerball history. powerball tickets are not sold though in california. they are sold in 42 states and including washington, oregon and arizona. incidentally. the winning numbers were 22, 33, 37, 44, 50. and the powerball number was 34. >>> plans are still pending for legendary tv actor larry hagman. a wreath of yellow roses was laced on his star in the hollywood walk of fame. fans toured the
would know from the rolling sounds and sound great and energy level was high and attracted a strong crowd and, hey. stuart: name two rolling sonton songs. >> honky tonk woman. >> and sympathy with the devil and get off my cloud, are they good in concert or are the studio albums better than the rolling stones in concert. stuart: they're not good in concert so i'm told. >> i've seen them, they're not. but people in their 70's anymore because people are just living long ner general and they're going to be-- >> rock and roll. if mick jagger wants to prance around like a rooster until he's 90, who cares. stuart: one story, do you know keith richard should be dead, but he's not, he was a chorusist at queen elizabeth's coronation in 1953, did you know that. >> i didn't know that. isn't the average age of a rolling stone older than you. stuart: much older. i was at the same college as mick jagger, he left five years before i arrived and we had the same tutor dr. roy parker, the same tutor. and look at me. didn't do me any harm. . [laughter] >> whoa. new at ten. the single family home is th
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in oil as well. we are going to get an inventory report from the department of energy at 10:30. we already saw a report from the industry trade group, american petroleum institute showing builds across the board which may be a reason why we see wti prices under pressure. >> we want to redirect attention to knight capital shares up 19% this morning. let's call it 16%. at 8:20 we told you getco one of the owners of the company when knight had a huge trading glitch and lost all that value for shareholders and had to dilute itself to avoid bankruptcy, getco one of the investors. now they have made a bid for the company that's complicated. it would involve merging the two companies. and then buying or tendering for half of the company at 1.75 a share. if you're a knight shareholder, you get $1.75 in cash. you have a remaining share that involves getco and night that they value at 1.75. when we merge getco in we have a value of 3.50 a share. it's up to independent directors of knight to decide how to proceed here. as bob said as we've been saying, virtue another company controlled by the
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news at energy and metals and go to sharon epperson at the nimax. >> many commodities on friday had the best performance in a month and we see a subdued marketplace and a pullback across the board here. we're looking at oil prices that are lower. the truce is holding between israel and hamas and that's something that's perhaps putting some pressure on prices. the cease-fire holding and the fact that we are looking at some weakness here in the euro and traders continue to eye what is happening there in the eurozone over the greek debt deal. we're also watching of course the protest that erupted over a three-day period in egypt and that could lend some support to the oil price going forward. we are watching metals market which is somewhat lower here. gold prices after the significant rally on friday seem to be in this range between 17.46 and 17.55. we're looking at copper prices and there's a lot ahead for this market to watch namely what's happening in china and pmi data coming out later in the week. the big story in commodities definitely the slide that we're seeing in natural gas d
a nearly $9 billion write-down weighed on energy and tech stocks. dow down 7 yesterday, nasdaq mostly unchange. >> more uncertainty over the unstable greek economy this morning. european union officials failed to reach a deal on giving greece more aid. financial leaders had differences over how long greece should be given to reduce its debt. they need to agree before greece can receive its next bailout loan. >>> it looks like hostess' twinkie is cooked. the snack maker failed to reach an agreement with the bakers union in a private mediation session yesterday. on monday a bankruptcy judge asked the two sides to meet before hostess continued its liquidation process. it was a last-ditch effort to save the struggling company and more than 18,000 jobs. with no agreement in place, the judge will decide today if the maker of ho ho's, dingdongs and wonder bread can shut down its operation. other companies are reportedly interested in buying some of hostess' more popular brands. >>> and guys, i had a great surprise yesterday. i found in the back of my cup barred some hostess coming up cakes!
that are doing well. energy, industrial, and telecom leading the way here. allen, what do you think of this market going into the week here? there doesn't seem to be a sense of urgency. we're just marking time waiting for the fiscal cliff. >> we sure are. very light day. volume very light. we're stuck at 1390 level on the s&p. the internals are good. for every two stocks that fell, three have gained. traditionally, the short day on friday, we almost have a little rally. >> you likely to continue to buy? >> yeah, we'll continue to buy. >> you're not skeptical? >> not real skeptical. especially in the short term. the president comes back next week. congress back next week. they've been talking to each other. that will help the rally. >> anthony, what are you going to buy? >> i think international stocks, i think chinese equities are very exciting in this kind of environment. i even think the u.s. economy is getting cheaper. this big reduction is making it a little more exciting. >> it can be health care versus defense stocks. you know, one way or the other depending on the fiscal clif
everybody had a terrific thanksgiving. i know that we're just getting back and, so the energy level is probably going to be, mellow, which we'll make that work for us, since we're going to talk about what sometimes is contentious subject. today's panel is on the question of for-profits and federal education policy. this is a topic that we ad aei have been interested in and talking about for an extended stretch. the last couple of years with the generous support of the templeton foundation we have been running the private enterprise and american education project trying to think about both the opportunities and the challenges, the upsides and the downsides of having for-profits involved in k-12 and higher education. how do we make this work for kids and communities how do we think about some of the challenges and, potential perils of having for-profits involved. this panel is the close of a series of panels and conversations. we have commissioned a number about of pieces of new research which will be coming out as a book this spring with futures college press at columbia university.
the risk-on trade. materials, tech, energy, financials, there's your classic risk-on move and for the week the dow is up 2%. s&p up maybe 2.3% for the week. my sense is that this is going to last another week and a half to two weeks. you have a grace period where they'll let them negotiate. if we get into the week of december 10th, everyone feels we better get some outlines of what will happen. if there's not the obvious -- we're not going to have a deal, it is going to move down very fast. i think we have a period of a week and a half here. >> we'll be watching. thank you. >>> the announcement of the cease-fire. did that lead to selling in treasuries? rick santelli is tracking the selling at the s&p. >> definite talk on the floor has been almost universally about the cease-fire and a lot of thought as to why the market and treasuries didn't really respond much. you could look for yourself. intraday. we did get some movement but it was much earlier. if you look at the s&ps, you can see that it is a different form entirely and definitely more responsive to those headlines. let's put them bo
the viewers are. let's check in now with latest moves on energy and go up to jackie at the nimax. >> we're watching oil prices this morning flat to slightly higher. wti is holding above $87 a barrel and traders are telling me we'll be in an affected range for the next couple of weeks absent big catalyst like the middle east. we have the cease-fire but we have to see how long it lasts. that's a trigger to the upside. trigger to the downside could be strength in the dollar and also data coming out of the u.s. we'll have to keep a close eye on that. fiscal cliff is a wild card. traders don't expect imminent news. we're keeping an eye on the metals complex. gold is seeing strength on euro strength today. generally a cautious tone here for the traders who are on the floor today. back over to you, david. >> all right. thanks very much. we want to turn our viewers attention now to a pitch battle going on for quite sometime but reaching a tipping point between the government of argentina led by its president and new york based hedge fund manager paul singer well known the man who runs elliott c
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